Decal Cut File
Simple artwork, like text, is the easiest artwork to cut with using a vinyl plotter.
All computer fonts are considered vinyl cutter ready vector art (VCRVA or VCVA).
All text in all of the Windows PC or Mac included fonts can be typed directly into a vinyl cutting program.
Alternatively, you can draw shapes and prepare vector art specifically for vinyl cutting with a graphics program like InkScape, Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator.
Creating clean non-text vector art is the most time consuming process but is still very common.
Creating clean VCRVA is time consuming because thought has to go into figuring out what portions of your design you will keep.
Vector art files differ from bitmap or JPEG art formatting in that vector art contains lines and arcs to define the picture whereas bitmaps and their equivalents are just a pattern of pixels without any edge definition.
Vinyl plotters cut lines, arcs and circles but cannot cut a pixel so all artwork must be converted to vector art so the vinyl cutter can cut it properly.
If your artwork is complex, consider having our team create cut ready files for your decal.
You can also search for software like Vector Magic that can help with auto-vectorizing and cleanup for you.
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